NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 24, 1979
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(Studio) Sports introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Studio) Leon Spinks defeat in boxing match by South African Gerrie Coetzee shown courtesy NBC Sports. Sugar Ray Leonard's boxing victory over Tony Chiaverini shown courtesy ABC Sports. Lee Trevino's win of Canadian Open golf tournament reported Tape courtesy CBS Sports. Earvin "Magic" Johnson of Michigan State said top choice for tomorrow's NBA draft. [JOHNSON - comments.] Mile run victory of Don Paige in New Jersey Olympic Track Classic noted. Photo shown courtesy "New York Times." Paige's Villanova teammate and this years fastest miler Sidney Maree said not allowed to compete because he's South African. Irony that Maree is black cited. [MAREE - speaks of desire to compete in Olympics in Moscow.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap